The Development Programme

The Development Programme is aimed at gymnasts with the ability and interest to train and compete at various levels in Women’s & Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. All gymnasts in this stream will work towards local friendly competitions and some will work towards regional or national competitions.

The programme is divided into stages and some gymnasts will progress over time through the whole programme. Others will reach a stage appropriate for them and continue to improve within that level.

Gymnasts may be identified for the Development Programme through our recreational programme or following a trial session for gymnasts from other gymnastics clubs.

All gymnasts work within a group of similar gymnasts, led by suitably qualified coaches. Our philosophy is to develop skills gradually using progressive activities, ensuring that each skill is mastered well in order to provide a firm foundation for later development.